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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful lake” (38 reviews)
“tioga road” (24 reviews)
“tioga pass” (35 reviews)
LOCATION
Yosemite National Park, CA
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"beautiful lake"
in 38 reviews
"tioga road"
in 24 reviews
"tioga pass"
in 35 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 9 reviews
"kayaking and paddle boarding"
in 2 reviews
"clean sand"
in 2 reviews
"snow capped peaks"
in 2 reviews
"eastern sierras"
in 2 reviews
"olmsted point"
in 8 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 7 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
"pull over"
in 3 reviews
"winding drive"
in 2 reviews
"high elevation"
in 3 reviews
"yosemite area"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
"parking lot"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can park in the lot and walk to the lake where there is a beach. We sat on a picnic table under a tree. The water was cold according to others but people went in anyway. Nice cool breeze on the day we went....More

Thank lynne g
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This (chilly) lake is absolutely stunning. There is a sand beach surrounded by pine trees and mountains. The water is very clear and shallow near the beach, and my 5 and 3 year olds enjoyed swimming although it was too cold for the adults! We...More

Thank thefayray
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, chilly lake that is perfect after a long hike. Has some nice beaches if you want to hang out and have a picnic.

Thank Chabr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tenaya Lake is an alpine lake surrounded by granite peaks on Tioga Road. The eastern shore has a spacious sandy beach, and there is a small beach area west of the Murphy Creek Trailhead. There are several pullouts and parking areas along the lake. We...More

1  Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

not far from the eastern park entrance. beatiful clear water and worth every minute you stop here ... ideally in the morning

Thank Christoph R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning lake on the way to the tuolumne meadows! Take the time to breath in this beautiful place and cristal clear water - loved it!

Thank Gerald W
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We always stop at Tenaya Lake when in Yosemite. It’s a perfect place to take a break - gorgeous water in the lake surrounded by the stunning mountains of Yosemite.

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

On our way from Yosemite to Lee Vining via Tioga Road, we stopped at lake. It’s so beautiful! Not many people are here either, so peaceful.

Thank Fei L
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Tenaya lake is one of those places that don't tire every time I go. The beauty of the water surrounded by the mountains, The peacefulness of the place is unmatched. It can get very crowded on the road but the trails around the lake are...More

Thank frequent1
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Tenaya Lake is a pretty little lake with a nice sandy beach. Since there isn't much hiking available there, so it was quieter and peaceful.

Thank Perthenia
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Livelifeoutloud
7 June 2017|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Tenaya Lake is accessible when Tioga Road is open. Check the official NPS map to get the best information.
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immrsong
1 July 2016|
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Response from Kris R | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely check out the falls, too. There's a little market like others mentioned and there were snacks there but I don't remember any restaurants at all. We got to our hotel (in Mariposa) about 8PM and the town... More
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DawnStone
23 May 2016|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi This is a great question for the TripAdvisor forum where questions are answered the same day. Tenaya Lake is alongside Tioga Road with picnic areas in two places. It is about 30+ miles from the western end of Tioga... More
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